Calcite (fluorescent)

Irai, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
Cabinet, 12.2 x 8.9 x 5.2 cm
Start Time: 03/23/2023 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 03/30/2023 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

Fine, floral bouquet of the famous Calcites that come in so many different habits from Rio Grande do Sul. The stepped scalenohedrons, which radiate in all directions, have a nice translucense that highlights the bone-colored crystals. The largest Calcite is an impressive 5.5 cm, and they glow with a brilliant, orange fluorescence. Irai was long-known for these superb, gorgeous Calcites, but the supply has proven to be inconsistent over the years. Collector specimens remain rare, despite many common examples of lesser condition.

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